Men's TennisRanked First in NCAA Atlantic Region
(Raleigh, NC) – The Shaw men's tennis team has been ranked number one in the Atlantic Region by the NCAA. The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has ranked the Bears second in the region. The women's tennis team has been ranked tenth in the region by the NCAA.
The top-ranked Bears are 11-0 on the season and 7-0 in the CIAA. The ITA ranked Shaw second behind Charleston (WV). Charleston was ranked second in the NCAA poll. Fellow CIAA member Winston-Salem State is ranked eighth in the NCAA poll.
Individually, the ITA has ranked Shaw's number one player, Carlos Guarin, eighth in the region. Guarin is 4-5 in singles play, 4-1 in the conference. The Bears' number one doubles team of Ataide Suca and Gabriel Nicotra second in the region. They have an 8-2 record on the season, 6-0 in the CIAA.
In the coming weeks, Shaw will take on Winston-Salem State on Sunday, April 3, and face off against Charleston on Friday, April 8 in the CIAA/WVIAC Challenge. As part of that same event, Shaw will take on Bluefield – ranked third in both the NCAA and ITA rankings – the same day.
The Shaw women's tennis team is ranked tenth in the region, directly behind Winston-Salem State. California (PA) is atop the Atlantic Region.
Both teams travel to Winston-Salem State this weekend for the CIAA Divisional Roundup. Games will be held on Saturday and Sunday. For individual games and times, visit www.shawbears.com.